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Origins: Cocoa’s coming home

Nicaragua: A future fine flavor cocoa origin, but work needed

Nicaragua could grow into a fine flavor cocoa hub, but farmers need to understand the benefits of fermentation, says Atlanta Chocolate founder

Nicaragua holds potential as a future fine flavor cocoa origin as farmers shift from coffee to cocoa, but much work is needed to improve fermentation practices, according to Atlanta Chocolate’s founder.

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Chocolate multinationals 'enabling enslavement' on cocoa farms: Oxfam

Multinational chocolate companies are reaping billions in profits by keeping labor costs low, allowing human rights abuses to prosper on cocoa farms, according to an Oxfam campaigner.

China

Chinese biscuit maker Jiashili in $48m IPO

China’s sixth largest biscuit firm Jiashili Group has successfully listed on Hong Kong stock exchange and aims to innovate to grow its market share.

UK food and drink companies see margins ‘flatline’

The largest food and beverage companies in the UK have seen average margins flatline at 5.2% over the past two years, according to research from OC&C Strategy Consultants.

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Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

CSPO may remain a niche unless it penetrates China and India, says expert from FoodNavigator.com

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil could remain a niche product unless it gains importance in India and China, according to former RSPO director Jan Kees Vis.

Organic food sales rebound in the UK from FoodNavigator.com

Sales of organic food and drink in the UK have grown 1.2% over the past year – outperforming the stagnant non-organic grocery market, according to figures from market research organisation Nielsen.

Steady growth for North American folding carton market

PPC: It’s important to keep an open dialogue with Europe to anticipate domestic challenges from FoodProductionDaily.com

The total value of US carton shipments is expected to reach $9.5bn by 2018 but one of the biggest concerns is increasing boxboard prices, according to the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

India

Research: India’s eco-confidence higher than US, Canada and China from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Indian consumers have greater confidence in green products being better than the environment than those in Canada, the United States and China, and also believe that bio-based ingredients enhance the desirability of a product, research has found.

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Rajhans Group launches Schmitten premium chocolate in India
India

Newcomer Rajhans (Desai-Jain) Group eyes leadership in Indian luxury chocolate market

Rajhans (Desai-Jain) Group has made its first foray into the confectionery industry by launching its Schmitten brand in...

Hershey palm oil pledge updated

One step closer: Hershey ‘goes beyond RSPO’ in fresh palm oil pledge

Hershey has developed a palm oil sourcing policy that it claims goes further than its previous Roundtable...

Rural India chocolate market set for growth
New Horizons

Untapped potential for chocolate makers in rural India, says ValueNotes

Chocolate makers are circling the rural Indian market as it is where the majority of consumers reside...

Nestlé inkjet printing patent for Smarties
Patent Watch

Nestlé develops inkjet printing using only ‘kitchen cupboard’ ingredients

Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties...

Mondelēz Hungary $50m plant expansion

Mondelēz consolidates global choco-bakery production in Hungary

Mondelēz has opened three production lines at its plant in Hungary to consolidate global production of Milka...

Double-ball lollipop depositing: Novel shape

Whole new ball game: Double-ball lollipops to be a hit in Asia, says Baker Perkins

A novel lollipop shape featuring two hard candy balls allows confectioners to combine colors and flavors in...

Sugar prices to rise: Rabobank

Sugar prices to edge upwards for 2014/15, says Rabobank

Raw sugar prices are forecast to rise as much as 7% by Q2 2015, but recent trading...

Brazil cookie exports rise by 31% in past three years

Brazil’s cookie industry looks overseas as domestic penetration peaks

Brazil’s cookie industry must look to exports markets as its classic formula of reaching more Brazilian customers...

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